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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J AHM (Text) 33500013478615 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J AHM (Text) 33500013478607 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j AHM (Text) 35500006519183 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316540469
  • ISBN: 0316540463
  • Physical Description: 358 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 355).
Summary, etc.:
A genie informs twelve-year-old Amira and her younger brother Hamza that they are the chosen ones who must defeat a monstrous demon of Islamic folklore to save the Earth and a parallel dimension.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Little, Brown and Company.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #1
    Acclaimed author Ahmed draws on mythical legends of Islamic origin, the Hamzanama, for this middle-grade fantasy novel. Specific references to that ancient story collection may be lost on contemporary readers, but this is nonetheless packed with all the ingredients of a whirlwind adventure: spunky, problem-­solving kids; gender-fluid shapeshifters made of smokeless fire; ancient astronomical mysteries; and a hefty dose of science to underscore the inexplicable. The plot features siblings Amira and Hamza, who unexpectedly find themselves enmeshed in an ancient prophecy that foretold their role in saving the world from a cosmic disaster. They must end a war in the land of Oaf or else the moon will split apart, and the earth will be at the mercy of evil jinn and ghuls. Amid myriad twists and turns, Amira and Hamza emerge as smart, funny, likable protagonists with emotional ranges that render them believable even while everything around them is fantastical. This is the first in the series, and readers will be impatient for the stories to come. Grades 5-7. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Samira Ahmed is the New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate, & Other Filters and Internment. She was born in Bombay, India, and has lived in New York, Chicago, and Kauai, where she spent a year searching for the perfect mango. She currently resides in the Midwest. Find her online at and on Twitter and Instagram @sam_aye_ahm.

Subject: Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Muslims > United States > Juvenile fiction.
Jinn > Juvenile fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Civil war > Juvenile fiction.
Fate and fatalism > Juvenile fiction.
Good and evil > Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Muslims > United States > Fiction.
Genies > Fiction.
Supernatural > Fiction.
Civil war > Fiction.
Fate and fatalism > Fiction.
Good and evil > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters.
Civil war.
Fate and fatalism.
Good and evil.
Paranormal fiction.
Illinois > Chicago.
United States.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Mythological fiction.
Mythological fiction.
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